Director, Trade and Industrial Policy, European Government Affairs, Microsoft,
Research Professor and Director of the Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
Law professor, Singapore Management University
Senior fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Digitalisation is fundamentally changing international trade. But while it comes with many positives, there are challenges as well. For instance, in digital trade physical presence is not necessary but is often legally required. Since major economies have addressed these challenges in different manners, it has resulted in diverging regulatory regimes, making it increasingly difficult to trade services across borders.
At this event we looked at the differences in how three major economies, the EU, US and China, regulate digital trade, and how these divergences risk to fracture the digital sphere.